A disproportionate tooth-to-gum ratio can ultimately cause a gummy smile, where more gum than tooth is being exposed. Gummy smiles are normal variations, but they can make you feel embarrassed or self-conscious about your smile. If you have a gummy smile and are unhappy with it, our Los Angeles periodontist can help.
Gummy smiles can be caused by several things, including:
• Excessive overgrowth of gum tissue
• Abnormal development of the upper jaw bone
• Hyperactive lip muscles
• Abnormal bite
• Excessive bone growth
Our gummy smile fix cost in Los Angeles can vary based on the cause of your gummy smile and the treatment chosen to correct it. We have several options for treatments, including crown lengthening, orthodontic treatment or lip lowering. Each treatment can address specific issues, and they may be used alone or with other treatments to boost your smile confidence.
Most procedures can be performed in a single appointment, and many patients recover in just a few days or weeks. Because gummy smile surgery is usually considered cosmetic in nature, most dental insurances may not cover the cost. However, we offer several payment options, including financing. This can make your treatment more budget-friendly and save you from having to pay all at once. Call us today to learn more about fixing your gummy smile or to schedule your appointment.